Certificate no 2616
Status Registered


Function Fighting Vessel
Subfunction Pinnace
Location Portsmouth
Vessel type Admiralty Pinnace
Current use Private use
Available to hire No
Available for excursions No
Info required Yes
Web address www.woods-group.co.uk


Builder Crampton, J T, Portsmouth
Built in 1900
Hull material
Rig None
Number of decks 1
Number of masts
Propulsion Steam
Primary engine type None
Boiler type None
Boilermaker None


Length: Overall
52.00 feet (15.85 m)
Breadth: Beam
12.00 feet (3.66 m)
Tonnage: Gross
Air Draft
To be confirmed
To be confirmed



FUSIL is believed to have been ordered in 1900, completed in 1908 by J. T. Crampton, Portsmouth as a 52.5ft pinnace. The vessel's length overall of 52 feet indicates she was pre-1905, when Admiral Fisher's overall decree ran that naval attached vessels of this type should have a maximum LOA of 45 feet. When used by the RNAD, she would have been used as an Ammunition launch to tow Ammunition barges.

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This vessel is a survivor from the First World War. You can read more about her wartime history by visiting our First World War: Britain's Surviving Vessels website www.ww1britainssurvivingvessels.org.uk

Key dates

  • 1892

    Built by J T Crampton of Portsmouth as an Ammunition Barge to tow other ammunition barges for the Admiralty.  She was also used as the Admiral’s Barge for Admiral John O’Hopkins

  • 1945

    She became a Houseboat

  • 1990

    New owner

  • 2000

    New owner

  • 2010

    New owner

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